Eldership @ New City | October 2014

Eldership @ New City

On Sunday (October 26, 2014) we will be announcing Scott Fuller as a new candidate for eldership (see his profile below). The following is an outline of what is required to be an elder at New City. In addition to this list below you'll see a few links that might be helpful for you as you seek to understand the call to eldership. If approved, we will be commissioning him on Sunday, November 16.

  1. An elder must meet the 24 qualifications from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9.
  2. An elder must submit to a year long candidacy program. First Timothy 3:10, in referring to deacons, says that they must “first be tested.” The candidacy for deacons and elders is a time of testing.
  3. Another way a candidate is tested at New City is at the end of the process; the candidates are announced to the church and the church has a 30-day period during which they can acknowledge any biblical objection that might prohibit a candidate from becoming an elder.
  4. A man interested in candidacy must apply to be an elder. This is also another form of testing an elder. Before applying to be an elder, a prayerful consideration should be given to the qualifications for eldership and we recommend reading Alexander Strauch’s book titled Biblical Eldership.

Profile: Scott Fuller

Wife: Lisa | Kids: Logan (10) & Macy (7)

Faith Story:  I was raised in the church and baptized as a teenager.  My parents laid a solid foundation for my faith and I have built upon that with thorough study and education, including a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Psychology from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO.  My father has been an elder for many years and has been vital in giving me advice for going through this process and what to expect as an elder.

Work Experience:  Following Bible College, I received a Master’s in Psychology and spent a brief amount of time as a counselor.  Currently, I am in Medical Device Sales, a career that I have been in for 13 years.

New City Duties:  Work and Teach in Kids' City.  Help with the youth.  Help with set up/ tear down of Kids' City.

What Do You Love About New City?  This is the most authentic church I have ever been a part of.  I love the culture of this church.  We are all dirty, messed up, imperfect creatures that try to love and encourage one another to grow closer to Christ.